Quotations on Television

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The radio for these women is like television is for us today, which is really like looking at the radio.
- Debbie Allen
(Keywords: Women, Television, Today)

And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Journalism, Television, World)

After I did nine years of a television series, I didn't want to do anything really that involved going to a set and being in front of a camera for quite a while. And when I did start to want to do things, I wanted to focus more on film.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Being, Film, Focus, Television, Want, Years)

I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera.
- Robert Ashley
(Keywords: Opera, Television, Theatre)

We still have a tradition certainly in English television; it's faded a bit in the last five years, but we still have a tradition where the important thing is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming.
- Rowan Atkinson
(Keywords: Nature, Quality, English, Programming, Television, Tradition, Years)

We film in front of a live audience, and I was a theater actor before I got into television, so I like that.
- Jillian Bach
(Keywords: Actor, Film, Television, Theater)

I've directed a fair amount of television series - so I'm always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I'm trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: People, Saying, Television, Trying)

But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Movies, People, Fact, Magic, Television, Trying)

Here we are in the 70's when everything really is horrible and it really stinks. The mass media, everything on television everything everywhere is just rotten. You know it's just really boring and really evil, ugly and worse.
- Lester Bangs
(Keywords: Evil, Media, Television, Ugly)

It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television. I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to remain a theater actress.
- Christine Baranski
(Keywords: Television, Theater)

Networks decide who will have a chance to do shows, but it is the viewers who make the final decision of who stays and who goes. I am very fortunate, in that the television viewers of our country have decided that Bob Barker can stay.
- Bob Barker
(Keywords: Decision, Chance, Country, Television, Will)

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
- Clive Barnes
(Keywords: People, Culture, First, Television, Want)

The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: Advertising, Americans, Majority, Now, Right, Running, Television, Washington)

Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Television, Violence)

I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Manager, Coach, Reading, Television, Tennis, Thinking)

Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while.
- Peter Benchley
(Keywords: Oceans, Sea, Television, Wildlife, Writing)

Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos than on a television show, where a minute is worth about $200!
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Time, Money, Television, Worth)

The young people look great on television. They're youthful and have a lot of zip and energy, but when you see them live, they can only do about 20 minutes because they haven't got the training to hold an audience for an hour and a half or so.
- Tony Bennett
(Keywords: People, Energy, Television, Training)

These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television.
- Tom Berenger
(Keywords: Business, Right, Television, Years)

I believe that people who do not vote in this country have no right to complain about the government that we are now living under. By the same token, if you don't really vote in television, you're never going to have your way. Write a letter to the president of the network.
- Bill Bixby
(Keywords: Government, People, Country, Living, Network, Now, President, Right, Television, Vote)

It gets kinda monotonous, but that's television. There are plus sides and down sides. The positive side is that you have steady work for nine months of the year for however many years your show is on TV,.
- Alexis Bledel
(Keywords: Work, Positive, Months, Television, Years)

Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words.
- Steven Bochco
(Keywords: Being, Communication, Film, Television, Understanding, Words)

Then the album created a tremendous furor and got me kicked off Christian television for two months, and then restored after they settled down and listened to the music and realized there was nothing wrong with it.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Music, Christian, Months, Nothing, Television, Wrong)

The geographical isolation and lack of television made world happenings and problems seem remote.
- Paul D. Boyer
(Keywords: Isolation, Problems, Television, World)

I don't like to watch golf on television because I can't stand people who whisper.
- David Brenner
(Keywords: People, Golf, Television, Whisper)

Television is the most perfect democracy. You sit there with your remote control and vote.
- Aaron Brown
(Keywords: Control, Democracy, Television, Vote)

Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.
- Art Buchwald
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Television, Wonder)

It's nice because working in England I'm know for working in television and theater when you get a chance to come out, it is quite fun to be out from behind the mask. You need to let people know who you are.
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Keywords: People, Chance, EnglFun, Television, Theater)

I hope to continue working in film, television and theatre.
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Keywords: Hope, Film, Television, Theatre)

I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler.
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Keywords: EnglFamous, First, Opera, Play, Television, Years)

I want to do theater and I am looking forward to doing more Television and Movies. I also want to direct some plays in theater workshops for people with disabilities.
- Chris Burke
(Keywords: Movies, People, Television, Theater, Want)

My first Top of the Pops I didn't want to do. I was terrified. I'd never done television before. Seeing the video afterwards was like watching myself die.
- Kate Bush
(Keywords: First, Television, Want)

When you listen to Christian radio stations - and there are thousands of them now in the United States - and when you listen to Christian television networks - and there are thousands of Christian television shows across the country - they are all politically right.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Christian, Country, Now, Right, states, Television, United)

And I'm auditioning right now for a movie, and then I have a script that I'm reading right now for a horror film, and I'm meeting for a couple of television shows that I just had yesterday, and pretty much was offered one of them.
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Keywords: Film, Horror, Meeting, Now, Pretty, Reading, Right, Television, Yesterday)

Television, as you know, can kind of jettison you into a whole new world.
- David Caruso
(Keywords: Television, World)

I want you to know that, despite what you might read at times in the newspapers or see on the television news, we have actually been getting a lot of things done the last several months, the U.S.-Canada relationship.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: Months, News, Newspapers, Television, Want)

Yes, we're trying some new stuff. Some of it might work. Some of it might not. This, of course, is the nature of episodic television. They can't all be gems.
- Marc Cherry
(Keywords: Nature, Work, Television, Trying)

I had a brief theater background and loved the backstage world there's more backstage work in television, so I saw a job advertised and applied, and got it. That was back in 1977, when getting jobs was easy.
- Lee Child
(Keywords: Work, Job, Jobs, Television, Theater, World)

The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice. Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system.
- Tom C. Clark
(Keywords: Prejudice, Public, Result, Television, Will)

I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.
- George Clooney
(Keywords: Dating, Dad, Television, World)

I'm a writer. Now I've started to be on television. I have a big mouth. And I have good TV teeth, they say.
- Steven Cojocaru
(Keywords: Now, Television, Writer)

I do it because I love acting, I love working, and whether it's radio, television, films, theater, I don't care as long as I can get out there and do it.
- Joan Collins
(Keywords: Love, Acting, Care, Television, Theater)

There are too many leaders anointed because they have a public voice - television, radio, or record, or whatever. That even includes myself. In the past, I'd say, 'Don't anoint me when you can anoint yourself.'
- Chuck D.
(Keywords: Leaders, Past, Public, Television, Voice)

I just did something on a show on UPN called "Girlfriends" that will be on television in February. I am actually a much better actor today than I was in 1996, believe it or not.
- Christopher Darden
(Keywords: Actor, February, Television, Today, Will)

Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned, we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective.
- Patti Davis
(Keywords: Father, Proof, Research, Television, Treatment)

We were on the island of Hawaii. I think I was there three months. It was fantastic. It is not much different than films. It depends on the television show but much of television today is as good or better than most films.
- Bo Derek
(Keywords: Months, Television, Today)

I have been defending Israel's right to exist, and to defend itself against terrorism, for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate.
- Alan Dershowitz
(Keywords: College, Debate, Israel, Right, Television, Terrorism, Years)

I didn't come east of the Mississippi for the first time in my life until I was 26 years of age, but I knew. I read magazines, I listened to radio, I watched television. I knew there was something out there, and I wanted a part of it.
- Sam Donaldson
(Keywords: Life, Time, Age, First, Television, Years)

I'd love to star in a television series of my own. I love the idea of living with a character for a number of years, watching him grow.
- Michael Dorn
(Keywords: Love, Idea, Character, Living, Television, Years)

We were the laughingstock of that first season... It was with great relish several years later that I received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television.
- Roma Downey
(Keywords: Favorite, First, Television, Years)



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